Accidental India by Shankkar Aiyar present a intuitive point of view on the societal and monetary changes in contemporary India
The volume is an attempt to deconstruct the style and pedigree of the revolutions that has taken place in the nation since India becoming sovereign in 1947 with the essential barney that India’s rise being stimulated by providence, where change has come on as a corollary of condition and calamity, and has at all times been the upshot of exogenous power with most often that oblige being a predicament.
The writer thrashes out seven accidents and how the economic history of modern India is besieged with cases of ignored prospects in each area, in each decade in a description showered with sketches, facts and the episodes that prompt key policy alteration in free India, especially, the structural change of 1991, the bank nationalisation of 1969 and the mid-day meal plan. All these were impelled by a gamut of actions in the countries times past.
He has chosen 7 accidental reforms that take place in India with titles ‘The Bonfire Of The Vanities’, ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Das Kapital’, ‘The Milky Way’, ‘Soup Kitchen For The Kitchen’, ‘The Black Swan’ and has over and again underlined on a well identified truth that India takes action when there is an emergency breaking out and has sustained his annotations with appropriate instances and yarns.
India under no circumstances strive to sense on the shape of apt agriculturally self satisfactory and once more, when stuff leave out of run had to bring in provisions from outside, and that’s when the Green Revolution take place in 1964. Nationalisation of Banks, when Indira Gandhi comprehend the truth that there can be an even gush of the resources from the political track by democratising it, and that’s when in 1969, this upset take consign and is going sturdy over all these years.